Tomorrowland, arguably one of the biggest and best electronic dance music events world-wide, have just signed a contract with the province of Antwerp stating that the gathering would be allowed to take place across two weekends per year until 2033.
As reported by Dutch publication, HLN, ID&T (the organizers of the festival), will have to pay a 630,000 euro fee annually to Antwerp province in order to hold the festival over two weekends. Though there is a contract in place, it’s not necessarily set in stone. As Boom Mayor Jeroen Baert noted:
“The contract is conditional and can be canceled. It will be evaluated every year and checked if the conditions are respected regarding its nuisance, mobility and security. If that not the case, the contract can be terminated with a year’s notice.”
Jeroen Baert’s colleague in Rumst added: “Tomorrowland put our town on the world map. You should be proud that the organizers want to organize such event here with us. At the same time demand for tickets is high. With two weekends we can give a chance to more people from our community to enjoy the unique event as Tomorrowland is” [Translation]
Tomorrowland 2017 is scheduled to take place from July 21 to 23 and July 28 to 30 and this year’s theme is the Amicorum Spectaculum. HERE you can check the lineup and stage hosts for the 2017 edition of the event.